Ivan Maurice Wells

17 July 1896–29 December 1964 (Age 68)
Cowles, Webster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Ivan Maurice

When Ivan Maurice Wells was born on 17 July 1896, in Cowles, Webster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Lewis Delber Wells, was 36 and his mother, Mabel Trowbridge Willson, was 34. He married Nola Malinda Sproul on 25 May 1918, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Beverly Hills Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 29 December 1964, in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ivan Maurice Wells
Nola Malinda Sproul
Marriage: 25 May 1918
Donald Delber Wells
Eugene Willson Wells
Nolinda Joanne Wells

Spouse and Children

25 May 1918
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States



    Eugene Willson Wells


    Nolinda Joanne Wells


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Delber Wells


    Mabel Trowbridge Willson




    Ada P Wells


    Lloyd Delber Wells


    Myrtle Guida Wells


    Edith Wells



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ivan E Wells, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ivan M Wills in household of Lewis D Wills, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ivan N Wells in household of Lewis J Wells, "United States Census, 1900"

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